About Eric Booth

Name: Eric, aka "Eric Booth"

Bio:

As an actor, he performed in many plays on Broadway, Off-Broadway and around the country. As a businessman, he started a small company, Alert Publishing, that in seven years became the largest of its kind in the U.S. analyzing research on trends in American lifestyles. As an author, he has had five books published. The Everyday Work of Art won three awards and was a Book of the Month Club selection; and his most recent is The Music Teaching Artist's Bible (Oxford University Press 2009). He has written dozens of magazine articles, has a column in Chamber Music magazine, and is the Founding Editor of the quarterly Teaching Artist Journal.

In arts learning, Eric Booth has served on the faculty of Juilliard for the past 13 years, where he cofounded the Arts and Education Program as well as the Mentoring Programs; he has also taught at Stanford University, NYU, Tanglewood (5 years), Lincoln Center Institute (25 years) and The Kennedy Center (12 years). He was the faculty chair of the Empire State Partnership program for three years and held one of six chairs on the College Board's Arts Advisory Committee for seven years. He serves as a consultant for many organizations (including seven of America's ten largest orchestras), cities, states, arts service organizations, and businesses around the country. Formerly the director of the Teacher Center at the Leonard Bernstein Center, Eric is a frequent keynote speaker on the arts, arts education and creativity; he delivered the closing keynote speech to UNESCO's first worldwide arts education conference as well as the keynote to the first world conference on orchestras and community connections. As an actor, he has performed in many plays on Broadway, Off-Broadway and around the country. As a businessman, he started Alert Publishing, which, in seven years, has become the largest company of its kind in the U.S. analyzing research on trends in American lifestyles. An accomplished author, Eric has had five books published, including The Everyday Work of Art (1997), which won three awards and was a Book of the Month Club selection. He has written three dozen magazine articles and was the Founding Editor of the Teaching Artist Journal. His new book, The Music Teaching Artist's Bible, was published by Oxford University Press in February.

Posts by Eric Booth:

ARTSblog holds week-long Blog Salons, a series of posts by guest bloggers, that focus on an overarching theme within a core area of Americans for the Arts' work. Here are links to the most recent Salons:

Arts Education

Early Arts Education

Common Core Standards

Quality, Engagement & Partnerships

Emerging Leaders

Taking Communities to the Next Level

New Methods & Models

Public Art

Best Practices

Evaluation

Arts Marketing

Audience Engagement

Winning Audiences

Powered by Community

Animating Democracy

Arts & the Military

Scaling Up Programs & Projects

Social Impact & Evaluation

Humor & Social Change

Private Sector Initatives

Arts & Business Partnerships

Business Models in the Arts

Local Arts Agencies

Cultural Districts

Economic Development

Trends, Collaborations & Audiences

Art in Rural Communities

Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe talk about the state of the arts in America at Arts Advocacy Day 2012. The acclaimed actor and famed producer discuss arts education and what inspires them.